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Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2015)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
The Huntress
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Liv ran away from her privileged life as a princess to find her own destiny. On her journey she meets a woman like no one she’s ever seen before—and by journeying with her Liv will finally discover her own place in the world, like she’s been longing to find out for so long.
Betwixt Issue 8
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 8 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 8 includes original fiction by Tom Dullemond, Kyle E. Miller, Frances Rowat, Iona Sharma, Stefan A. Slater, and Matthew A. Timmins.
Changing His Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
He could no longer stand her endless nagging! It drove him nuts! Sucked the life out of him. And it stole his dreams. So, when he was offered a way to change his wife, he took it - with unexpected consequences! A tale with a vicious twist in it. If you like Roald Dahl, you'll love this short story.
Gifts for Holly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,900. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Independent Bookworm. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Nine characters named Holly. Nine stories. Not two of them alike... ... but many with dragons. Read stories like Storm's End: When an injured dragon meteorologist crash-lands in an empty barn, she must make friends with the enemy to keep from restarting an old war. or Delete: Computer program Holly wants to be free from her confines, but accessing the net is dangerous. Will her programmer help?
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Nashua's Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For thousands of years, a secret society has guarded the magical ash of the Phoenix.Now the Glorious Bird is set to rise again and the new ash must be gathered. But something goes terribly wrong. The Phoenix is in danger and charges Nashua with protecting its magic from those who would steal it. To save her world and all those she holds dear, Nashua must make an impossible choice.
Death in the Desert
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As a adventurer and person of medicine, he has seen death before. But this discovery, this killing, will set him on the path to confronting the biggest scourge Everash has ever known!
He Who Laughs
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Murderer's Acre: the home of the peculiar and the destitute. Dotson has just arrived, his young charges in tow, seeking shelter in an odd town that overlooks a vast necropolis. The townsfolk cower in fear as a giggling entity picks them off in the night, and Dotson may be the next victim!
Brass by Knight
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dotson is just trying to keep a low profile while riding through bandit country. But there's always one, the troublemaker who can't be stopped. As villains surround Dotson and his travelling companions, they have no idea what is really waiting for them in the deep caves of the highwaymen's hideout!
Bonita and the Hacienda
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012 by Lilac Moon Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A modern version of Beauty and the Beast with a Hispanic twist.
Enigma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories
Series: The Insignia Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
INSIGNIA Vol.1 includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
A Beast Of Beauty (Beastly Tales #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Beast finds himself once more lonely and without hope. Recounting his dark past, and stumbling towards his future, the Beast's life is forever changed when a woman and her two twins enter the hidden village he calls home, seeking refuge. Despite Beauty's appearance in his life, the curse is still upon him. Can these newcomers help him break it, or will he remain a beast forever?
Unexpected
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Behold sixteen short stories. Different themes, different genres. Some light and fluffy, others darker. Yet all have some element of the unexpected in them...if you are willing to look for it. Battle on the Stairs, The Magic Celebration Day Parade, Teddy’s Escape, Destiny Inc., Delivery, Spot For Sale, Figurehead, The Story Of…, Night of the Almost Dead, The Executioner, The General, and more...
People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors
Series: The Foxwick Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The kingdom hangs in the balance. Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.
Out of the Vaults
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,220. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dr. Willoughby Thorne always wanted to work for the Smithsonian. Instead, he ended up the curator of the Museum of the Arcane, chasing restless artifacts imbued with their own ideas of their place in history. Aided by a museum staff that could kindly be called eccentric, it is Will’s duty to keep the objects from corrupting an unsuspecting public...even when the museum has other ideas!
Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories
Series: The Insignia Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,890. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 7 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+